St. Athans Hotel
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St. Athans Hotel

20 Tavistock Place, Kings Cross St. Pancras, London, United Kingdom, WC1H 9RE
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    St. Athans Hotel Reviews

    8.1
    Excellent
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    7.6
    Very good

    "to be noted: the Cafe in the basement is exceptionally nice..."

    Franz

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    March 3, 2018

    8.8
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 82% of guests

    Things you’ll love about St. Athans Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Coffee shop

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    9.1
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
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  • British Museum690 m
  • London Eye2.45 km
  • Camden Market2.49 km
  • St. James's Park2.52 km
  • Westminster Abbey2.69 km
  • Big Ben2.74 km
  • Houses of Parliament2.86 km
  • Buckingham Palace2.9 km
  • Tower of London3.97 km
  • Tower Bridge4.16 km
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    Value for money7.9
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportLondon City Airport (LCY)
    Distance to airport12.4 km

    Rooms available at St. Athans Hotel

    Double Room with Share Bathroom
    Double Room with Share Bathroom
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Room with (Shared Bathroom)
    Family Room with (Shared Bathroom)
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    • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 3 single beds
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    Triple room, shared bathroom
    Triple room, shared bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • 2 single beds
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    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    Single Room with Private Bathroom
    Single Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about St. Athans Hotel

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Great location, beautiful room, and super helpful & friendly staff!"

      Kyra

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      December 19, 2018

    • 7.2
      Very good

      "Great location near international train station."

      Andrew

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      July 27, 2017

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Our stay was good, the place was clean and tidy and the beds were comfortable."

      Jennifer

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      August 30, 2017

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    6.4
    Good

    "Positives were the staff ( pleasant and helpful), good locat..."

    james

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    August 16, 2018

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    6.8
    Good

    "Staff is helpful."

    Jeanne

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    May 2, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    British cuisine
    British cuisine
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    Fork Deli Patisserie
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    49 Cafe
    120 m British, Cafe
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Burger and Shake
    120 m American, Fast food
    The Gourmet Burger Company - Brunswick
    290 m American
    The Montague Ski Lodge
    550 m American, European, German
    European cuisine
    European cuisine
    Woburn Place
    310 m European
    Albertini
    440 m European, Italian
    Carluccio's - St Pancras
    580 m European, Gluten Free, Italian

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    Reviews of St. Athans Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (108)Booking.com Reviews (1172)
    8.1
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    Cleanliness8.1
    Facilities6.4
    Location9.1
    Service8.8
    Value for money7.9
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHAO
    Solo traveler
    Single - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Centrally located hotel in a historical structure”

    Very much enjoyed my stay here and loved the hotel’s historical feel and no-frills vibe. I had a nice top floor room that had everything I needed. The stairs were steep since it is an older building, but I had read other reviews beforehand and didn’t mind. Bathrooms were more than enough and pretty clean. The staff was also accommodating and helpful. Overall a great place to stay if you’re looking for a room to yourself in the middle of the city.

    Reviewed May 09, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Thomas
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Last minute”

    Booked last minute needing a place to stay for the night, very accommodating, clean, pretty much exactly what was needed. Discounts for adjoining cafe and even offered to hold our luggage for the day while we got some sightseeing in after checkout.

    Reviewed May 18, 2019
    3.6
    Kavi
    Group
    Double Room with Share Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

    Hostel to avoid”

    Good location but the rooms are small, not cleaned and showers & toilets are shared with other rooms so often dirty. Towels are not changed every day. The stairs are nit convenient at all, even dangerous. The price is too high for what it is : a hostel.

    Reviewed May 08, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Martin from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    1st London visit”

    Got cheap price with Agoda , saved £100 ,with discount they gave. Hotel has best reviews for budget travellers . Good Wi-fi , beds were memory foam that needed changing in room 14 on the double bed. Small ensuite in this room but most rooms use shared bathroom, tried one out but the rads in there not on so very cold and univiting. Sadly biggest let down , no kettle to make a hot drink, when asked it was for “safety reasons”. I can only think then every hotel in the world with kettles is unsafe. A very silly excuse. Hot water can be supplied from reception !!!! So , safe to carry upstairs to make a brew . More unsafe than a kettle. No outside door key, you press bell and they let you in. All in all not bad but if you are used to “normal” hotels with a kettle this isn’t for you .

    Reviewed February 13, 2018

    Thank you for your review Martin. Despite having had some issues you actually gave us a good classification. Thanks for that. We are a simple hotel with “no-frills” providing cheap accommodation in central London. All of our beds are standard models in the UK but we will have a closer look on that one. Another point we want to be clear for others to read is that all of our rooms have heating inside which you can regulate it how you please; probably that one was turned off at that moment. You’re right to mention there’s no kettles in the rooms this is due to the building's not prepared to that type of voltage, as you could see this is a 200yo building listed as a Georgetown house - we are studying some options regarding to this; but as you rightly said you can get hot boiling water at the reception at any times. Andre

    Responded April 12, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Business traveler
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2017

    Good location ”

    Located at a convenient spot which is just 5-10 minutes walk to metro stations. Nice staff and generally clean room. Soundproof is not expected though. And no lifts can be a bit annoying when carrying heavy luggage with you.

    Reviewed October 07, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review Ka. You’re right to mention that there’s no lifts in our hotel as we are located in a 200 year old Georgian building, but we do have friendly and helpful staff that can help you with your luggage. Andre

    Responded March 01, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from New Zealand
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Clean and tidy stay”

    Our stay was good, the place was clean and tidy and the beds were comfortable. My only negative comment is that it is not quite like the photos, the rooms and beds are a lot smaller than the photos suggest and so are the bathrooms.

    Reviewed August 30, 2017

    Thank you for your nice review Jennifer. We only take pictures of one room for each room type and the beds are the standard size in the UK. Andre

    Responded March 01, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    6.8
    Good
    Sylvain
    Business traveler
    Single - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

    Good but”

    The staff is nice and helpful The common shower and toilets are more than often not clean, people are not especially clean but I had to go to other toilets than the ones closer to my room. If you have light sleep you can have difficulties to sleep, the 2 firsts night I had 2 asians girls as neighboor I could here them laughing each nights, and the 2 others nights I had italians people as neighboors that were yelling in the corridors at 11PM. Also note that the door are not set properly they slam if you let them and everyone just let them slam... Anyway for the price that was to be expected, in any case I'll book somewhere else next time.

    Reviewed October 14, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    james from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Very Disappointing”

    Positives were the staff ( pleasant and helpful), good location. Negatives were no TV in the bedroom, no kettle, very small room. very narrow corridors between the rooms. Poor value for money ( no breakfast offered in the price )

    Reviewed August 16, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kyra from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    Great location, beautiful room, and super helpful & friendly staff!

    Reviewed December 19, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Jeanne from Belgium
    Couple
    Double Room with Share Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Good location but hostel is too dated”

    10 minutes walk from St Pancras International. Walking to West End is doable. Staff is helpful. Hotel is old, no lift, staircase is very steep and narrow so really not suitable for the very young and old. Bed is too small for 2 people (and we are petite). Cleanliness of toilets depends of the guests. When we were there, the toilets were not very clean.

    Reviewed May 02, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Franz from Austria
    Group
    Triple room, shared bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    Nice hotel with awesome staff and OK rooms...”

    ...just don't go for the shared bathrooms; these are small, cold and given the amount of rooms also too few (I am an early bird and never had to wait at 6am, but my mate often waited around 7-8). Also to be noted: the Cafe in the basement is exceptionally nice and friendly, and serves some nice Breakfast :)

    Reviewed March 03, 2018

    Thank you for your cool review Franz. Glad you had a pleasant stay with us overall. We have an estimated bathroom for each 3-4 rooms so the queuing shouldn't be long. But if this is a problem for you, then other guests should follow your advice and book one of our en-suite rooms. Andre

    Responded April 12, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    6.8
    Good
    Nwe from Myanmar
    Family with teens
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

    Good”

    Hotel was very basic. Good location. Room didn't look like the pictures and was very small, but it was clean. The only downside is that we had to carry big luggages up a lot of stairs (like A LOT) since there were no lifts. That was a bit of a struggle and it would've been better if we were informed earlier about it.

    Reviewed October 28, 2017

    Thank you for your review Nwe. You’re right to mention we are a basic and cheap hotel in the very expensive Central London. Sorry to hear that you had a bit of a struggle with your luggage. It says on the booking platform description that there are no lifts. Next time you could ask our staff at the reception to help you, we are always happy to help our guests. Andre

    Responded March 01, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    5.6
    Kim from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    Like a student dorm”

    This was quite possibly the worst room I've ever stayed in. In all fairness, it was clean and adequate for a one-night stopover. If you are a deep sleeper and don't have too many expectations about comfort or interior design then this is probably bearable for a very short period of time. I was in a very small room directly on the street and although the street itself wasn't uncharacteristically noisy for central London, I could hear every movement of other people in the building, particularly the person upstairs. I regularly woke up in the night terrified that someone was in my room so thin are the walls and ceilings/floors. I was cold and used the blanket but it had a dusty/musty smell (as did everything else in the room). The bathroom was so tiny that the door didn't properly open because the toilet was in the way. The shower cubicle was also small and miserable. All in all, it felt like going back to my old student halls of residence! This may be because I'm not used to staying in hotels in London, but the amount I paid (£107, and that was with a discount) felt astronomical in relation to what I got. I couldn't actually wait to get out of the place. If you absolutely have to stay in central London try to stay with a friend or do Airbnb if you can because these hotels are an absolute rip-off! The only redeeming factor was the staff. Very friendly and concerned about my experience, which clearly they can do nothing about because 'have you seen the prices of hotels in London?'. Yep. Outrageous.

    Reviewed September 24, 2017

    This is a damning review, I remember speaking to the lady in the morning after her stay, she wasn't happy at all. My only defense is that no other guest has ever complained about the noise in that room before or since, so we could only imagine that she was extra sensitive. Our rooms are small, we don't hide this fact or apologize about it, we're aproudly simple hotel, that's why our rooms are so cheap for central London. The price the lady quoted was for a weekend en-suite double room during high season, anything else in the Bloomsbury area, would have been almost double that amount. Luckily our average score in the reviews is much higher, and should be what people judge us by. Stefan

    Responded April 25, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    7.2
    Very good
    Andrew from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Good short term hotel”

    I stayed at this hotel for one night while transiting. The good... great location near international train station. Very comfortable bed.. one of the best I've slept in. Friendly and helpful staff. The bad... the shower was blocked and water was pooling in both 3rd floor showers. Also no place to hang your clothes and put your toiletries. Obviously staff have never tried showering to identify issues. Also as noted by other guests the stairs are extremely steep to the 3rd floor and it takes a lot of effort to get your stuff to the top. Also they don't give you a key to get into the hotel and the front door is always locked so you need to buzz to get in. A slight annoyance. I would definitely stay here again if the price was cheaper then I paid.

    Reviewed July 27, 2017

    Thank you very much for your review Andrew. Sorry to hear that you had one shower blocked during your stay with us. We can guarantee you that this is not a regular situation and it is already sorted out. Like you said our staff is friendly and always ready to help with your luggage through the steep stairs. Hope to see you again soon. Andre

    Responded March 01, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    6.8
    Good
    Yi from Australia
    Couple
    Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

    Location ”

    Location wise is awesome but only one bathroom is working properly, the rest of them either only had burning hot water or was blocked all the time.

    Reviewed September 02, 2017

    Thank you for your review Yi. I am very surprised to hear that, as we have several bathrooms throughout the hotel and we are always improving our facilities (maybe that’s why one of them was out of order at the time). Anyway, I can assure you that all of our bathrooms are perfectly functioning at the moment. Hope to see you again when in London. Andre

    Responded March 01, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    7.2
    Very good
    DAVID from Malaysia
    Group
    Family Room with (Shared Bathroom)
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Overall ok”

    Value for Money

    Reviewed June 07, 2017

    Thank you for your review David. Andre

    Responded March 01, 2018
    St. Athans Hotel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Britta from Germany
    Business traveler
    Double Room with Share Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    a place to come back to”

    lovely designed and cosy rooms, bicycle-friendly place

    Reviewed April 26, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Britta from Germany
    Business traveler
    Single - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    a place to feel well”

    lovely designed and cosy rooms, bicycle-friendly place

    Reviewed April 26, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Polly from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

    Excellent value ”

    This was a great budget hotel to use as a base . We read the reviews so nothing was a surprise. The room was small, no lift, no kettle etc but we knew this beforehand and in no way negatively impacted our holiday. The room was clean, and we were on the top floor and it was really quiet. The room was serviced every day. The weather was really warm and so the room was a bit stuffy but that's not the fault of the owners. We bought a fan and we survived! We had a great holiday and would stay here again.

    Reviewed July 11, 2019
    8.0
    Excellent
    Bohdan from Canada
    Business traveler
    Single - Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Nice little hotel in the middle of London”

    Had a very good stay at this hotel. My room was tiny but sufficient. The only thing that didn't seem to work was the electricity outlet. I could not charge my computer in my room. The hotel itself is clean and the shared bathrooms/shower (there are several on each floor) are modern and very clean. The area where the hotel is situated is perfect. You are close to several subway lines and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay here again when back in London. The cafe next door is so-so with food and there are better options at the corner. Excellent pizza place nearby.

    Reviewed July 08, 2019
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